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Chhattisgarh Population by Religion

Chhattisgarh is the 17th most populous state of India and has a diverse population of many religions & communities. At the census 2011, out of 2.55 Crore population, around 2.38 crores (93.23%) have returned themselves as followers of Hindu religion, 52 lakhs (2.02%) as Muslims or the followers of Islam,  4.90 Lakhs (1.92%) as Christians. In addition 0.09% Stated as no religion & 2.73% are other religions.

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#ReligionPercentage %
1Hindu93.25%
2Muslim2.02%
3Christian1.92%
4Buddhist0.28%
5Sikh0.27%
6Jain0.24%
7Other religions and persuasions1.94%
8Religion not stated0.09%
   

Source: Census 2011

Religion in Chhattisgarh by population

#ReligionPopulation 2011
1Hindu23,819,789
2Muslim514,998
3Christian490,542
4Buddhist70,467
5Sikh70,036
6Jain61,510
7Other religions and persuasions494,594
8Religion not stated23,262
 Total25,545,198

Source: Census 2011

Religion in Chhattisgarh - Rural Population

#ReligionRural Pop. 2011Percentage %
1Hindu18,564,14794.68%
2Christian356,0141.82%
3Muslim156,5400.80%
4Buddhist24,3600.12%
5Jain6,1430.03%
6Sikh5,4530.03%
7Other religions and persuasions477,0732.43%
8Religion not stated18,2310.09%
 Total19,607,961 

Source: Census 2011

Religion in Chhattisgarh - Urban Population

#ReligionUrban Pop. 2011Percentage %
1Hindu5,255,64288.52%
2Muslim358,4586.04%
3Christian134,5282.27%
4Sikh64,5831.09%
5Jain55,3670.93%
6Buddhist46,1070.78%
7Other religions and persuasions17,5210.30%
8Religion not stated5,0310.08%
 Total5,937,237 

Source: Census 2011

Chhattisgarh Population - Caste wise

CastePopulation (%)
OBC*38%
Dalits (SCs)12.82%
Tribals (STs)30.62%
General16%

*Govt has not enumerated caste-wise population other than SCs and STs in Census 2011. So OBC Percentage is not accurate & based on various estimates.

Caste wise percentage in Chhattisgarh

Estimated Percentage of some of the main people subgroups/castes in Chattishgarh.

However, it should be noted that these are rough estimates and have not been verified by any State/ Central government department. The government has only enumerated caste-wise populations for SCs and STs in Census 2011.

#Caste GroupPercentage
1Gond 20-22%
2Yadav8%
3Jatav/Satnami8%
4Teli8%
5Kurmi3-4%
6Kawar3-4%
7Oraon3%
8Brahmin2-3%
9Panika2-3%
10Bhoi2-3%
11Mali2.70%
12Rajput2-3%
13Banaia2-3%
14Halba1.65%
15Kalwar1.53%
16Ganda/Gandawa 1.46%
17Lohar1.43%
18Dhobi1.28%
19Koshti1%
20Lodha1%
21Kumhar1%

*100+ other subgroups/castes are present in with a population of less than 1%

Source: Joshua Project and various news articles

Please note that the Caste percentage and percentage provided above is for general information only. It should not be considered reliable as it is based on non-governmental studies and news reports, and may not be accurate or up-to-date.

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